Bamberg was never really on my radar until I met Silke, a German traveller who happened to be my hostel roommate – and learnt that she lived in a UNESCO World Heritage city. It’s not the only one in Germany with such an accolade, nor the only one with many intact pre-WWII buildings, but it was just three hours from Dresden by bus.
The streets that the novelist E.T.A. Hoffmann roamed for nearly five years don’t seem to have changed. Cobblestones are the order of the day, just as they were before the advent of the automobile. The houses and pubs must have seen plenty in their time. [Read on]